Braves still have a case of the Mondays

There was a 21-gun salute before Monday’s game, but not much firepower from the Braves’ lineup after that.

The Atlanta Braves are like the rest of us — they really don’t like to go to work on Monday.

In fact, they’re 0-8 on Mondays this season. There isn’t much of an explanation for this oddity, but the curse continued with their 8-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Memorial Day. Not once in those eight losses did the offense score more than three runs.

Now, the Braves are on a season-worst eight-game losing streak. They’re struggling at the plate, on the mound and in the field. It’s an all-hands-on-deck type of failure.

Until now, the Braves could sustain the loss that comes like clockwork every Monday, but every facet of the roster is fading. They needed to start fresh with the St. Louis Cardinals coming to town, a team the Braves swept in Busch Stadium just weeks ago.

Mission failed.

The quickest way to get out of this hole is to go back to basics. Don’t get thrown out on the basepaths, don’t step into a player’s way when he’s trying to field a ball and don’t throw the ball over the cutoff man, allowing more runs to score.

I’ve seen all of them happen in the last few games. And if that continues, the Braves will continue to lose.

Feel free to peruse some more photos from the game below. We sat near the top of the stadium, but it was a great day for a nice view of the city!

Our crew for the Memorial Day ballgame
A cornhole game at our tailgate before to carnage known as Braves/Cardinals
The Cardinals fans with our group. They weren’t too bad, considering how un-American they were to root against the Braves on an American holiday!

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